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10:45 AM ET 01.11 | While bigger potential transactions loom for the Yankees -- the announcement on Alex Rodriguez's arbitration decision, the possibility of snagging Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka -- the club took care of some roster business Friday, saying goodbye to outfielder Vernon Wells. Wells was designated for assignment because the Yanks needed a roster spot for lefty reliever Matt Thornton. The team formally announced Thornton's two-year, $7 million deal, which had been agreed to weeks ago. Wells himself broke the news of his exit early Friday afternoon on Twitter, saying how grateful he was to have been a Yankee a few hours before the official announcement.

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January 11, 2014  10:51 AM ET

you are terminated.

January 11, 2014  12:26 PM ET

A-Rod suspended for 2014!

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January 11, 2014  02:07 PM ET
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Now it goes to the federal circuit court, and if the court decides to hear the case and possibly overrule the arbitrator, motions to extend discovery and other pretrial gobbledygook come ad nauseum and Arod gets to play and be paid until it resolves. We might not see this in final form for quite some time, especially if he loses the federal case and gets a good appeals attorney. Which, of course, he will.

Forgive me but why can't he just take his punishment like a man? Oh, that's right - he isn't one! I hope all of his millions gets him nowhere and he loses

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January 11, 2014  05:33 PM ET
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A-Rod suspended for 2014!

But he was railroaded!! Injustice!! Impeach Selig!!

January 11, 2014  05:36 PM ET

212 - 162 = 50 games.

That's about a $10 mil savings for A-Rod

I hope his legal fees to date exceed $10 million.

 
January 12, 2014  08:03 AM ET
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In a perfect world, Arod would apologize for what he's done in a nationally televised speech, retire for the good of the game, and leave all the money on the table. Good luck with that, darlin'.

LOL I never said this was a perfect world or that he was a perfect person. He got caught, man up, serve the suspension and we wouldn't have to hear his name for the entire season (don't I wish?)

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